This album contains 11 tracks, ranging from songs that have a sort of lo-fi electro-pop quality about them, to electro dub and an esoteric exotic instrumental with excerpts of a lecture by Guru Ram Das Ashram. Many different instruments were played and sequenced by Bertin. Analog synths and electric guitars go hand in hand and we can even spot the old Casio MT-40 in one track. All tracks were written and recorded in the year 2020, the year the earth stood still, and released on Bandcamp in early 2021. Thank you for listening, downloading, or purchasing this album. I made well over sixteen albums by now, they are here on my website, on Bandcamp and some are on Spotify.
Don’t forget to download and print the artwork. (on bandcamp)
This album has a snappy title but some extended and moderately minimal music. It is produced with two analog synthesizers and two Casio sk1 keyboards simultaneously. Little to no overdubbing or editing, which adds to a more vivacious experience. Fit for background, concentration, ambient, non-music. Listen hither or Buy it, it is only 12 cents per minute.
Welcome to a sonic expedition. Follow the link to start your trip. BREAKERS offers a variety of timbres, rhythms and melodies that are adventurous and inspirational. Everything from a poly-rhythmic upbeat noise track to a cruise along the coast of uncharted artistry.
Found material recorded on tape and harddrive. Electronic improvisations, effect driven poetry, guitars, Casio keyboards, Korg ms-20. A rich and diverse album, with songs and a genuine house track, and mixed to one long track.
Johann Kauth asked me to make a tape for his Stenze Quo label. I was honored and immediately became inspired by the idea of releasing a cassette. I decided to make this album as analog as I could. I used only Casio keyboards and a different Casio for every song. In the end I also used two Yamahas and a Korg Minipops rhythmbox and some analog echo effects. The tracks are mostly instrumental easy going pop miniatures with little or no abstractions or experimentation. The tape was released and re-released in 2010 as a limited edition. The original silkscreen artwork (not on Bandcamp) and the print on the cassette are by Johann. download here
“VISITORS is probably best described as an excellent project coughed up by the illustrious creative mind of a certain individual named BERTIN. It also might be that visitors from outer space had visited him and reprogrammed BERTIN to be the mouth and musical brain to express their cultural approved foreign alien propaganda, against his own will. ”
“this tape has 9 songs and they all are material of an excellent catchy kind. Not over the top poppy, very sci-fi, but all done in a friendly and good mannered way.”
This is the quintessential VISITORS album from 2012. A tribute to 20th-century sci-fi, composed in catchy electro-pop songs. It’s a reflection on life as we know it, from a God’s eye view of extraterrestrial aliens and futuristic robots.
I’m proud of the music, the lyrics and the concept. Besides this music, many music video’s were made and concerts were given. I want to thank my fellow visitors who performed with me on stage, acted in the video’s and helped with the workshop’s and filming.